Duchess of Montrose by Alexander Bassano

She is probably the following as described in thepeerage, "Violet Hermione Graham was the daughter of Sir Frederick Ulric Graham, 3rd Bt. and Lady Jane Hermione St. Maur Seymour. She married Douglas Beresford Malise Ronald Graham, 5th Duke of Montrose, son of James Graham, 4th Duke of Montrose and Hon. Caroline Agnes Horsley-Beresford, on 24 July 1876. She died on 21 November 1940.

She was the daughter of Sir Frederick Ulric Graham, 3rd Bt. and Lady Jane Hermione St. Maur Seymour. She was invested as a Dame of Grace, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (D.G.St.J.). She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.). She was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the British Empire (G.B.E.).

Children of Violet Hermione Graham and Douglas Beresford Malise Ronald Graham, 5th Duke of Montrose

James Graham, 6th Duke of Montrose+ b. 1 May 1878

Lady Helen Violet Graham b. 1 Jul 1879, d. 27 Aug 1945

Lady Hermione Emily Graham+ b. 22 Feb 1882, d. 1978

Brigidier Lord Douglas Malise Graham+ b. 14 Oct 1883

Captain Lord Alastair Mungo Graham+ b. 12 May 1886."

This photo probably dates to about the time of her marriage in 1876.

From eBay; detail-enhanced by gogm.

Her mother-in-law Caroline appears later in this album.

The Duchess appears to be semi-seated wearing a mid-70s dress with train arising at about knee height.

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